"Heather was such a great help before, during and after labor! It was definitely a blessing to have had the opportunity to have her with us!
During the "interview" with her it felt more like meeting with a long time friend. I am pretty private and conservative when it comes to my body and the idea of laboring with strangers is a little nerve wracking but I knew I didn't want to do it alone, especially my first time around. I felt very comfortable with Heather. We discussed what I thought I was comfortable with and what I wasn't.
She was so encouraging. Without her, my sister-in-law and my husband, laboring would have been much more difficult. They were a great team! I am sad she has moved to a different state. It would have been nice to have her around if/when we have our second baby <3
I highly recommend her for your birthing experience!"
First time mom
"Heather was a great help during my birth. I didn't know what a doula was before becoming pregnant, but it turned out to be a lifesaver to have the extra support to get me through the labor process. My labor was very difficult and lasted 61 hours. Without Heather's expertise, guidance, and comfort, I know it would have been a lot harder and I may not have been able to have a successful vaginal delivery. I'm thankful that Heather was there for me. I highly recommend hiring Heather for your birth.”
-Christal Nelson, 2017
First time mother
I cherish every triumph and wouldn't trade a single tear. Thank you to each unique family I've served for the trust you had in me to help you along your parenting journey.
"Reverent Birth is an absolutely fantastic resource. Natural birth is a breathtakingly beautiful experience, and Heather is uniquely qualified to make your experience as comfortable, peaceful, and sacred as it can possibly be.
However, she is so much more than that.
Unfortunately, I can't have children naturally, and cannot do a VBAC. It's been very traumatic, but Heather was such an immense help and so supportive. Heather knew the ins and outs of my planned second C-section, because we chatted often during and after my pregnancy with my one-year-old. She was an enormous help, even with this type of experience. I highly recommend her services.”
Mother of 3
"Alaska's loss is now Colorado's gain! Heather is such a knowledgeable, kindhearted, warm soul. I first had the privilege of seeing her welcoming, smile when I would come into Anchorage's Providence Hospital L&D with doula clients in labor. Her unique experience working in labor and delivery will serve her well in her care of and support for her clients! I'm sad for me that she had to go, but excited to hear about all of the women, babies, and families she'll get to work with and bless in Colorado.
mother of 4
Alaska Birth Doula
VP of Alaska Birth Collective
“... I have had the pleasure of working with Heather on Labor and Delivery for the past year. She has gone above and beyond her role...Her interactions with patients and their significant others can be described as nothing less than compassionate and caring.
... She has shown great dedication to maternal health and wellness and she will make an excellent midwife, one in whom I would feel privileged to work with given the opportunity...”
-Elizabeth VonderHaar, MD
Staff OBGYN, Providence Health
and Services Alaska, 2016